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New adventure and new blog

Spring is almost here but although the weather outside is getting warmer our minds have already turned to the next ice filled adventure. Adventure 2016 will commence in Tromso (Norway) where we will sail west aiming for Greenland and the … Continue reading

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Spaces on Anne-Margaretha this season in Antarctica and South Georgia

Hey all.  Our friends on Anne-Margaretha have some spaces on their Antarctic and South Georgia trips this winter (summer down there!) You can have a look at http://annemargaretha.nl/en/sailing-spitsbergen-antarctica-2014-2015/antarctica-2014-2015 and see if you’re interested.  She’s a brilliant long distance cruising boat, … Continue reading

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Leg 5 video – the first Antarctic trip

Thanks to Zoe Aukland for completing the Leg 5 video! Just think, this time last year we were putting the finishing touches to Elinca and readying her to set sail….  

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Need a new blog to read?

If anyone’s wondering what they’re going to read now that Elinca’s blog has finished then here are two blogs from friends that we made along the way that may fill the gap left by the end of Adventure2013. Niall Iain … Continue reading

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The reflective bit

I found it impossible to write anything meaningful on leaving Elinca in Stornoway.  Emotion was running high and there was a lot to do in a short time. We arrived at 4 am Saturday morning after a cracking last sail … Continue reading

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Short and sweet today…tissues at the ready…

All coiled down and its time for us to go. Every sail furled in a neat harbour stow. Another ship for us and for her another crew, goodbye Elinca, good luck to you.

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Only “two channel crossings” from the end..

een a long motor to windward and Elinca is now approaching Oban where we will drop off our watermaker, our spinnaker and our personal locator beacons for OYT Scotland. Despite the lack of sailing it has been flat and the … Continue reading

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Sea Fever Poem

I was reminded by Nick’s mum that 9 months ago I’d promised to put the reworked Sea Fever poem on the blog. So here it is! It’s from the Assarain II Tall Ships Race in 2008 (effectively a round Britain … Continue reading

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The Elinca Baftas

Elinca is currently motoring off the welsh coast. There is fog and mist so thick that we didn’t see the lighthouse off the Pembrokeshire coast until we were two miles off it. The sea is flat and although we are … Continue reading

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Welcome Home Party….the review is in!

Clare: For months every time we have discussed the Elinca ‘return home’ party we haven’t been able to stop myself referring to it as the ‘leaving party’. For us onboard we are leaving the boat that has become our home … Continue reading

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